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Michael Porter Jr. believes COVID-19 ‘is being overblown’

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Michael Porter Jr. is making headlines again. After a stellar comeback performance against the Orlando Magic on Monday, the Denver Nuggets’ sophomore is trending once again but this time, he’s on the wrong side of the news.

In a Snapchat Q&A, MPJ comes out and says that COVID-19, though is a serious and real thing, is being overblown. His words, not mine.

“Personally I think the coronavirus is being used obviously for a bigger agenda. It’s being used for population control in terms of being able to control the masses of people. The whole world is being controlled.” explained Porter Jr.


The 22-year old goes on to explain his wild take on the global pandemic that’s taken over the world these past four months. Aside from ranting about being forced to wear masks, the Denver Nuggets forward also shared his sentiments on the controversial COVID-19 vaccine.

“Who knows what will happen when this vaccine comes out? You might have to have the vaccine in order to travel. That’d be crazy.” Porter Jr. rants. “I’ve never been vaccinated in my life. I’ve never had any shots or anything like that.”

The revelation of him never been vaccinated is somewhat surprising given that The University of Missouri, where the MO native played his collegiate career, required all students born after 1956 to comply with the two-dose MMR Immunization Policy, per Clevis Murray of The Athletic.

I guess MPJ is just superhuman?

Last month, teammate Nikola Jokic tested positive of COVID-19. Jokic has now been cleared and has joined Denver in their tune-up games in the Orlando bubble. Hopefully though, we don’t see anymore positive cases in the NBA before everyone takes this pandemic really seriously.